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Top Pot Doughnuts

2124 5th Ave (at Lenora Street)
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-1966
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Top Pot Doughnuts - Seattle, WA


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Best donuts ever. :) Love the maple bars and cake donuts the best. The atmosphere is great too. Wish I still lived downtown so I could hang out the...


Their coffee sucks, big time, has for years. I don't actually recall when I've had a poorer cup of coffee from a local place. I mean, they may have (somewhat) decent donuts, but...

Turned me away at counter 7/3/2011

I go to Top Pot a lot to this location and the one in Queen Anne. I've probably spent thousands on their donuts and sandwiches (well mostly on the sandwiches). But I couldn't believe my eyes today at the rude service I received at the counter. I have a miniture poodle that I carry in my arms when I go into stores and things and so I thought I'd take him for a walk this 4th of July weekend and grab some donuts. The line as you'd expect on the holiday weekend was gigantic. I waited patiently, the dog in my arms, not making a sound for about 25 minutes. When I got up to the very front, almost about to buy my donuts, the guy across the counter looked at me and says: "Sorry, dogs aren't allowed" and stares, I stared back in shock - he wasn't going to sell me anything even though I had been in the place with a dog for the past half hour. "But I've had the dog in my arms the whole time" I said, "Nope, well I didn't see him" He replied. So I just left in shock. The guy there could've told me the policy and sold me some donuts and I would have left, embarrassed about bringing a dog in there, but instead I left, donut-less, angry, without knowing what to say and they've definitely lost a customer for life. Although with the lines they get, I guess they don't feel that the customer service is required. more

Coffee! 3/13/2008

I am going to have to agree with chris!!! The coffee at top pot is some of the best I have had in the city. The Barista's are consistant and espresso is sweet, crisp and round. more

Best drip coffee too 9/14/2007

Well, yes clearly the best donuts in Seattle. You don't need _another_ review saying that. They also have the best drip coffee too, it's entirely overshadowed by how good the donuts are, but man, that's some good coffee. more

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Glazed old fashioneds kick my ass 7/11/2007

I have to say that the glazed old fashioned doughnuts from Top Pot are totally killer. I have a super-duper sweet tooth and I can not eat a whole one. Usually a half is all I can take. I don't drink coffee, but I do enjoy the tea at Top Pot. Not my favorite, but a nice treat once in a while. The overall ambience of their stores makes me feel good too. Clean, funky and hipster. Plus if you need to get a box of doughnuts to go, you can easily call ahead and they will hook you up. more

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Drawn in by the aroma 12/22/2006

I was walking by on the street and couldn't help but notice the amazing aroma on 5th Ave. There's nothing I hate more than a cakey doughnut, so I was very pleased with the Boston Cream and Sugar doughnuts I got. Quite yummy and not too sweet. more

Top Pot goes bottom shelf... 5/21/2006

Their coffee sucks, big time, has for years. I don't actually recall when I've had a poorer cup of coffee from a local place. I mean, they may have (somewhat) decent donuts, but come on, it's really not that hard to make an americano or a latte. Or, perhaps it is, as not one barista at the Capitol Hill or Downtown location seem to be able to figure it out. As for the donuts, well, they certainly aren't as consistent as they once were. My friends and I stopped going because we left feeling as if we'd had a brick dropped in our stomache after eating the donuts. Not sure what they are/were doing to them, but it happened too many times. I go back once in a while to check it out, but it's still bad coffee, surly scenester/hipster service and overpriced donuts. They should also figure out the Starbucks thing, because the Top Pot donuts they serve there are NOT fresh. more

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!!! 4/20/2006

Try the Cherry Blossom doughnut. It will blow your mind. No, really. So good, it should be illegal. more

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The best Dohnuts in Seattle 3/8/2006

YOU WANT GOOD DOHNUTS? You know those donuts that are displayed at Starbucks? Well they are Top Pot donuts and having one from Starbucks does not give them justice. I gave this place a great because the coffee is not terrific. You better get there early in the morning because the Bismarks (vanilla pudding filled chocolate donut) run out very fast. My absolute favorite are the pink boas! There are a ton to select from and each person has there own favorite. more

Retro cool with great donuts! 12/31/2005

I love this place! I've only been to this Top Pot on 5th Ave. and the one on 35th and the 5th Ave location is my favorite, so far. (The 35th street location is small but has a great patio...might be a good summer option). The space on 5th is beautiful and huge and the donuts are yumliscious....and they serve Ovalatine, too. It doesn't get any cooler than that. My only big comfy chairs for extended lingering. BTW, the donuts are so rich and filling that just one will suffice....and they're addicting. Enjoy! more

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Forget about Krispy Kreme... 11/17/2005

Top Pot Donuts is where it's at. I would eat these every morning if it weren't for two things: 1. I don't live nearby and 2. I would weight 400 pounds. These are the donuts that Homer drools over. Luckily many Starbucks in the area carry a few. Feather Boa is my favorite. more

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them's good doughnuts 11/15/2005

yessireebob. more

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good but not amazing 10/31/2005

i live a few blocks away but rarely go. i prefer krispey creme. more

Not my Preference 9/25/2005

I have to be contrary to popular belief here. These doughnuts are heavy and hang out in my tummy like lead. I prefer light and fluffy doughnuts. Crispy Cremes are much better in my opinion. more

Best doughnuts in Seattle! 9/24/2005

Ok. A friend and I were having an argument about the best doughnut in town and we decided to have a blind taste test. Several hours later and after many pieces of doughnuts (I'm still a little queasy), TopPot came out on top of many categories. These doughnuts are like what your grandma would make. Sure they're greasy, but DOUGHNUTS ARE FRIED! That's the magic of doughnuts. Dig in and enjoy, don't think about the calories! more

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Worth Every Penny 8/30/2005

My fiancé exclaimed "$1.50 for ONE donut!?" the first time we walked into this place, but after eating one we both agreed it is worth every penny! Be sure to try the pink feathered boa (pink frosted donut with coconut shredded over the top). They have rotating flavors and terrific little tables where you can enjoy them. My only complaint is the coffee is not consistent. Best to get a latte somewhere else. However, don’t let that stop you, these donuts are delicious! more

Breakfast of champions 8/21/2005

Ah, the glory of a fresh Top Pot donut in their hip and bright downtown location. Enjoy them paired with a piping cup of drip or your favorite fussy espresso. Feather Boas, Maple Bars, Jelly, Old Fashioned... They all satisfy. Yes, they are greasy, maybe a little too much so, but they are fried dough, so that's the gamble you take, and they are still a mighty fine treat. more

The perfect doughnut 8/21/2005

With whimsical names (“Valley Girl Lemon”, “Feather Boa”), Top Pot is itself foremost, and a coffee shop with fantastic doughnuts second. Supplying doughnuts to various grocery stores, you’ll still find the best selection at one of their two cafes. Ideal for quality time with a newspaper or laptop, their cafes attract a wide range of people. Suggestion: buy a baker’s dozen, cut them into wedges, and have a tasting party at the office. more

ten stars! 8/19/2005

I love donuts too much to really articulate how wonderful this place is in a simple online post. I once walked a half hour to buy a donut and then walked a half hour back. I used my whole lunch hour walking to get this donut!!! YOU MUST VISIT! And I must go back soon . . . more

Dangerously Good 8/19/2005

This doughnut shop is dangerously good and dangerously close to where I work. There are so many doughnuts to choose from, I feel like a little kid when I go in there. They have all the classics: Old-fashioned, apple fritters, maple bars and chocolate with cream filling. The architecture is great and the atmosphere is open and refreshing. Grab a dozen or so for the office. It is a great place to come before or after going to the Cinerama down the street. more

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another 8/17/2005

During the whole Krispy Creme craze, I appreciated their donuts but never got the hype. I mean, it's a donut. A gooey, sugary donut. Perhaps then I was a boy. But one night with Top Pot made me a donut man. These are donuts the way they were meant to be. Rich, dense, old fashioned balls of fried dough glory. Take your kids, take your grandparents, take a typically serious looking worker bee, and give them a nice-pink -frosted-coconut-coated-topped-slice-of-heaven-looking-like-a-sno-ball-piece-of-joy. You'll be glad you did. more
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